I am surprised it has taken me so long to make my way to Tabule Middle Eastern restaurant. There are two locations in Toronto, one in midtown and the other in Riverside. Upon stepping into the restaurant, I was immediately impressed. The decor and lighting mixed modern with rustic to create a cozy ambience. Traditional Middle Eastern music is playing softly in the background to further add to the atmosphere. I am greeted by owner, Diana Sideris, who is extremely warm and welcoming. She guides me to a table in the back and leaves me to peruse the menu.
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Since Mike and I had not eaten lunch yet before going to La Bambache to pick up some macarons, our plan was to grab a sandwich and quiche for lunch. Sadly, they were out of sandwiches so we decided to go elsewhere for lunch. After walking down Yonge street, we came across Tabule and decided to check it out. Our first pick was the Babaganuj – pureed bbq eggplant mixed with Lebanese tahini, garlic and fresh lemon juice. This was an easy choice since we both love eggplant… especially in the form of babaganjuj.
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This Middle Eastern restaurant is a midtown favourite—the room is already packed when we arrive for lunch. Our order of tawük, recommended by an attentive server, features grilled nuggets of naturally raised Mennonite chicken parked next to a mountain of fluffy rice studded with vermicelli and fried onions.
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